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Allusion is not Illusion

You'll pry my books off my cold, dead body. By the time you shift them all I'll be flat and dessicated.

Currently reading

Winter's Tales
Karen Blixen, Isak Dinesen
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Penguin Classics)
Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
Already Dead
Charlie Huston
The Rings of Saturn
W.G. Sebald, Michael Hulse
Lady Audley's Secret
Mary Elizabeth Braddon, David Skilton
Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back
Thom Hartmann
The City, Not Long After
Pat Murphy
You Can Sketch: A Step-by-Step Guide for Absolute Beginners
Jackie Simmonds
Lonely Werewolf Girl
Martin Millar
Bailey's Window - Anne Lindbergh Bailey is a remarkably horrible boy who is inflicted on his quite nice cousins for the summer. When he steals Anna's paintbox and paints on the wall of his room, he discovers that he can magically make portals to other times and places.

This was an okay quick read, but nothing special. It could have used more depth: why is Bailey so nasty? where does the magic come from? Predictably, the kids are all great friends by the end of the visit.